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Soap Nuts

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Soap Nuts are Nature’s laundry solution. The nuts are a biodegradable, hypoallergenic, economical and sustainable product that naturally washes your clothes. The nuts are native to Nepal and India and are the fruit of the ‘Sapindus Mukorossi’ tree. The dried shell is full of a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal soap called Saponin – which is nature’s own detergent. When the fruit ripen and fall from the tree, local families harvest and deseed them. The shell off the fruit is then dried in the sun, using absolutely no chemical or manufacturing processes. They are suitable for front loaders and top loader washing machines and are suitable for any temperature and machine type. Return your used shells to the earth by simply tossing them into your compost bin!!

4-6 soap buts per wash bag. Approximately 5 washes before replacing nuts.

250g – includes one organic cotton-wash bag. 90+ wash loads per 250g.
500g – includes two organic cotton-wash bag. 180+ wash loads per 500g. washes.

You can also add a few drops of your favourite Essential Oil Laundry Blend to your wash bag.

Weight: 250g / 500g


Soap Nuts can be used in both front and top loaded machines. They are perfect for front loaders as they create limited suds.
Work in any temperature. Just adjust the amount of shells. For a warm wash use about 5 nuts. Add a few extra for a cold wash, or if your water is very hard. Use a few less for a hot wash. Use about 3-5 times before the shells lose their saponin (shells become soft and lose their sheen and stickiness).

For best result separate whites and colours. Your whites may experience some greying over time, to overcome this adds a scoop of Global Soap “Natural Whitening powder”, which is also completely natural and biodegradable or simply; half a cup of lemon juice will do the trick.

The nuts are completely biodegradable. Return your used shells to the earth by simply tossing them into your compost bin!! The grey water also remains harmless to the environment, as no chemical agents will pollute the water courses. This makes the nuts ideal for septic tanks & to water your garden with.

Ideal for people with sensitive skin. These nuts are hypoallergenic and especially good for babies & people with eczema or psoriasis. They contain no chemicals and are a simple & natural way for washing your laundry.

The nuts need to be used in the little organic cotton bag provided. If you haven’t got a bag - a sock or a handkerchief securely tied will work just as well!

We believe they are 50% cheaper than chemically produced detergents. But we also believe saving the environment is priceless!

These nuts will remove everyday stains, but for stubborn stains like wine, grass, blood & ink - rub on Global Soap’s “Natural, biodegradable stain removing Laundry Soap”, before you wash.
Unbeatable when washing black or coloured garments, as well as for delicates and wool! There is no need to use a fabric softener. The nuts leave your laundry wonderfully soft.

Recipe: Use the Nuts to Create your Own Liquid Cleaning Product: 
Simmer 8 - 10 shells in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes - cool & strain into a container. It is excellent for many uses in the household - cleaning dishes, floors, windows, stainless steel and even your dog. We are sure you will find many more uses for this wonderful natural product.

Additional information

Weight 250 g

250g, 500g

4 reviews for Soap Nuts

  1. Stephanie Fry

    I was gifted a bag of soap nuts and I’m hooked. They’re fantastic and wash equally as well as the eco wash powders I’ve always used. I wash in cold water and the results are excellent.

  2. adie_

    Have washed really well for me in all temperatures – for at least a year

  3. Richard Smith

    Used soap nuts for about 2 years. Cheap and easy to use, and of course environmentally friendly

    • Global Soap

      Thanks Richard for your feedback. Glad you like them. They are economical to use and very easy. Nature’s laundry solution.

  4. Bruce I

    Another fantastic product !! works perfectly, economical and great for the environment !!

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